cPanel – Creating Subdomains
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[00:00:00] Hello and welcome to the next video in our cPanel basics and essential series so in this current episode we’re going to talk about creating subdomains. So, you’ll see down here we have a section called domain’s so there’s a few options in there and in this section we’re going to particularly talk about subdomains.
[00:00:23] So what is a subdomain? Okay, so a sub domain is basically a folder where you can store an extra website or redirect it to a particular web page. So say for example you had a blog page on your website and you wanted people to be able to get there by going to news dot whatever your website address is you would simply pop in here to sub domains with a single click and you’ll see up to top here it says, a sub domain is a subsection of your web site that can exist as a new web site without a new domain name.
[00:01:06] So you can use subdomains to create memorable url’s for different content areas of your site. For example you can create a subdomain for your blog that is accessible through blog.example.com and www.example.com/blog. Okay, so say we wanted to create that same sort of thing so a blog subdomain.
[00:01:36] So you’ll see here that we have created a domain and it asks us what we want to call that subdomain. So here we can choose blog and you’ll see that once you click away from blog or hit the tab button it gives you the option as to what domain you want to attach it too. so if you had some alias domains here you can actually choose those particular domain options and you’ll see that it’s going to create a folder in public_html called blog. So anything that you put in that folder will show up on blog dot whatever your domain name is or on your domain name slash blog. So we’re going to go ahead and create this subdomain now called blog and we simply click the create button. And it will work its magic and we will shortly see success. So, blog and in this case conceptual creative dot academy has been created.
[00:02:45] So, we simply hit the go back button and we can choose to add more sub domains or we can see that on the bottom here it says blog.conceptualcreative.academy. It shows you where that points to and it actually has a redirection option and currently it says not redirected. So if we wanted to redirect that to a particular page on our website instead of having its own folder, we could simply click the manage redirection button and if we click that it says okay where do you want in this case blog.conceptualcreative.academy to point to.
[00:03:28] So if we were to simply go here and go and let’s point it at our main website at conceptualcreative.com.au and click save, you’ll see that that is now currently redirected. So if I now go up here and I open a new window and I choose blog.conceptualcreative.academy and I hit enter you’ll see that it actually takes me to the main conceptual creative website. So that’s how you can create a redirection from a subdomain and you’ll see that now when we go back to this screen it says that blog.conceptualcreative.academy redirects to that website address. And in that case you know if we no longer want to have that we can simply click here to remove it and that also is the same. Of course it’s going to say are you sure you wish to permanently remove it, Yes we do.
[00:04:49] It’s the same as if you make a spelling mistake or anything like that you could just remove it and once you remove it you’ll see that it’s gone. And it says once again no subdomains are configured. So once you finish making whichever subdomains you want simply click home and there we are back in the cPanel main dashboard. So this concludes this video on making a sub domain using the cPanel system.
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